Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Join Truck Conversion Today
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-02-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Palm Harbor
Posts: 16
Default Interior Question

I am just starting to venture into converting a 17ft uhaul trailer into a modest toter to haul my atv and camp with. I am such a newbie, its pathetic, but I wanted a project/hobby to occupy my time and brain.

does anyone have suggestions on:

types of hardware to use on the interior, i.e. screws rivets etc

what is the makeup of the walls, i.e. aluminum with pressboard between?

my goal is do have something doable, nothing fancy

GConnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
Doc Weaver's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: West Chester, Ohio
Posts: 483

search the archives for most of those answers. kinro is where I got my doors, and windows. Bontragers in MI is the best surplus for anything across the board IMO. I went up there to buy a couch and had a hard time not leaving with the whole truck packed. lol

Doc Weaver '98 Freightliner FL60 pseudo toy hauler
Doc Weaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
Senior Member
Bob86ZZ4's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,819

And it sounds not too far from the size of Randy's camper. He had a ton of posts and pictures and everything about how he built his. I think he called it the "stealth camper." Search around for those posts.
'03 Freightliner FL112, 295" wheel base, with '03 United Specialties 26' living quarters, single screw, Cat C12 430 h/p 1650 torque, Eaton 10speed , 3.42 rear axle ratio
Bob86ZZ4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 01:25 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 527

Yes, the stealth camper thread is the most detailed for a box truck build, along with doc's grande rojo. There are also a couple of ongoing build threads specifically for uhauls.
hot rod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Rockford
Posts: 490

i used osb boards for interior walls. i'm not sure how well they will hold up. but only boards i could find for 9 foot walls.
for vents and power you need to decied if 12 volt or 110 power.
volvoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 08:05 PM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Palm Harbor
Posts: 16


I read the stealth thread, holy cow, incredibly detailed and 75% over my head! lol

I am trying to figure out what to use hardware wise on these walls, the stealth machine is farrrr to advanced for me. the woods works pretty good for my toilet needs although a good incineration device would be interesting!!

I am going 110v from deep cycle marine batteries.

Just need basics in the tote, ventilation, heat/ac, lighting etc. I do not plan on having stoves etc at least not in the near future

GConnell is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.